The `Players' Fund` has made the contribution to the manager with the
transfer window due to close in less than three weeks.
Gannon said: "I really appreciate all the support that is coming from
the fans at this stage. At every game we're feeling the support around the
ground, but the `Players' Fund` highlights the hidden work that goes on behind
the scenes to go above and beyond the normal duty of fans.
"I am a big fan of the members and volunteers of `Help the Hatters`
and the Stockport County Supporters Cooperative, who contribute so much to the
club, and I wish to thank them very much for everything they're doing to
improve our stadium, its atmosphere and its feel. The fans are heavily involved
across a wide spectrum at the club from the pitch to the `Players' Fund`.
"I know a lot of work has gone into so many things this season, so I
appreciate wholeheartedly this added generous donation to the club at this
stage. The excitement is building, and with the window closing later this month
it's an opportune time to provide the `Players' Fund` resources. The Board have
given me great backing this season, and with this extra lift from the fans it
shows the part we are all playing in bringing success back to the club."
With ten games remaining this season, the Hatters sit just outside the
play-off places, having lost only one of their 14 league fixtures since
Chairman of `Help the Hatters`, John Fitzpatrick, said: "This latest
£5,000 boost to James Gannon's budget from the `Players' Fund` adds to the
support that the club Board are continuing to give to James in the push for
promotion. Massive thanks are due to County supporters for making this
latest payment possible with their continued generosity".